Ask anybody who has been through a legal process in India and the answer will be a frustrated sigh. But, that need not be the case any more. Yet another offering to the IT industry from Chennai, here's announcing your online legal advisor, MyVakil.com. This Rs 1 crore venture is backed partly by Karti Chidambaram, a business graduate from US and a law graduate from Cambridge University, UK and son of P Chidambaram, former Union Finance Minister and A Palaniappan, a BS in Computer Science from Towson State University.
Laying rest to all your legal travails, MyVakil.com allows you to reach a panel of best-of-the-breed senior lawyers, consultants and experts in law and taxation through out India. Given our hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, MyVakil.com provides you with a reliable platform, where you can entrust your legal work to the very best in the industry, and rest assured that you're getting quality legal services. "The objective of MyVakil.com is to direct our legal and taxation services to the common man," said PR Sundaram, Head - Marketing, MyVakil.com
Currently, MyVakil offers three primary services. Supplementary legal services like registration of documents, mutation, filing of property title and property verification are undertaken at the site.
Customized services are available at the Draft a Document section, where you can specify your requirements and have your legal documents drafted accordingly. Sale deeds, rent agreements, power of attorney etc can be effectively handled in this section of MyVakil.com. "We're currently developing the engine, so that three months hence, customization of documents can be done online," said
MyVakil.com also offer consultative services. At the Consult a Lawyer section, you can clarify your legal and tax questions concerning properties, tax and business with a panel of experts. The FAQs section is enlightening and very useful to the user as it helps us understand legal procedures and issues that could seem tricky otherwise.
"MyVakil.com has a sturdy business model. We charge Rs 300 per query for our consultative services and Rs 200 onward for customization. For the supplementary services, we charge 1.5 percent on the value of the transaction," said Sundaram.
If you wish to see some sample documents, MyVakil.com provides you with the same while also highlighting for you the vital criteria a typical document on a subject requires and its standard format.
MyVakil.com provides you with a facility where you can save all your documents drafted by the site's panel of experts, in addition to saving scanned documents like birth certificates, passports etc. My Briefcase at MyVakil.com also enables you to create shortcuts to your favorite MyVakil.com sections. MyVakil.com promises users complete confidentiality in this regard.
The site offers users superior content. At MyVakil.com, one can read through articles and archives contributed by experts in the field. MyVakil.com also brings out a newsletter every fortnight to bring you up to date with the latest offerings at the site in addition to legal news, opinions and editorials.
The site also provides information on various topics like NRIs, business law, employment, family, finance and loans, real estate, taxation, vehicle and machinery, trust and wills.